Hi, I have an offer from both Sheffield and York for Biology, at Sheffield its for the mbiolsci (masters course). Can't choose at all.
Love both cities for different reasons, but was wondering what people thought of the course?
I like the flexibility and variety on York's course as I may want to change to molecular/micro biology. However not sure if there is this flexibility at Sheffield as those courses are in a different department.
Any opinions on the course or the uiversities will be much appreciated,
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- 19-03-2011 18:20
- 20-03-2011 10:34
They are both excellent universities for biological sciences so your choice should really be based on your academic interests and goals more than anything. There is quite a bit of difference between the two programs. Biology at York is more about biomedicine and molecular biosciences, whereas the course at Sheffield is more about whole organism biology (animals, plants, ecology).
You can't change programs at Sheffield (for example, from Biology to Molecular Biology) without starting all over again. They are in different departments and are fairly distinct. You can take some modules from the other two biology departments at Sheffield (MBB and Biomed), but your choices are restricted and you may not be able to take a module you want due to student number restrictions. This also means that your choice of second and third year modules from these other departments is also restricted.